Activity 1
Measurement Challenges

Practical Resources:

• Measurement Challenge Cards
• Variety of household objects
• Different sized containers
• Variety of sensory materials: sand / rice / water / play dough

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]
2. mass / weight
3. capacity and volume
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. lengths and heights
2. mass / weight
3. capacity and volume

Activity 2
Measuring Length And Height

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. lengths and heights
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. lengths and heights

Activity 3
Comparing Length And Height

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. lengths and heights
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. lengths and heights

Activity 4
Measuring Capacity

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. capacity and volume
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. capacity and volume
• Sc1/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
• Sc1/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
• Sc1/1.3 performing simple tests
• Sc1/1.4 identifying and classifying
• Sc1/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
• Sc1/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

Activity 5
Exploring Volume

Practical Resources:

• Volume Cards
• Funnel
• Variety of containers
• Water
• Food colouring

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. capacity and volume
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. capacity and volume

Activity 6
Clothes Hanger Balance Scale

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. mass and weight
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. mass and weight
• Sc1/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
• Sc1/1.3 performing simple tests
• Sc1/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
• Sc1/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

Activity 7
Comparing Weights

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
1. ii. mass / weight
• Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
1. ii. mass / weight

## How do I use these activities?

In this activity your child will explore this topic to help support your child or classroom in Maths. Children can use various worksheets to help with learning about the volume of water, or measuring the length of different items along with many other fun and engaging activities.

This resource meets the following aspects of the National Curriculum of England: Mathematics and Science. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our key stage one topics where you will find great curriculum standard activities for your classroom or home educated children. There are plenty of subjects for you to choose from, so you’ll be delighted with the wide range when planning your day.

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